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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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by Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650; Tollenaer, Jean de, 1582-1643, attributed name; Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665.
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Signatures: * A-4X
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits --Belgium., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Belgium --17th...
Advertisement on p.[192] for The Christian’s dictionary ... by the Rev. John Fleetwood (published 1775).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800, Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, Q9
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
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by Bornitz, Jakob, ca. 1560-1625.; Meerfeldt, Nicolaus, engraver.; Bourgeat, Ludwig, d. 1714, printer.
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, B27.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Symbolism --Early works to 1800., Allegories --Early works to...
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by Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590; Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590.; Wierix, Jan, 16th cent.
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Facing pages bear duplicate numbering, 1-25.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Wealth --Moral and ethical aspects --Early works to 1800., Emblem...
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by Hesman, Gerrit, 1661-ca1715; Bruin, Claes, 1671-1732
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With 65 engraved emblems, after Otto Vaenius' Amorum emblemata
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblems, Dutch --Netherlands --18th century., Emblem books...
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by Bourgogne, Antoine de, 1593 or 4-1657; Gheshier, Petrus.; Diepenbeeck, Abraham van, 1596-1675.; Merlen, Theodor van, 1600-1659.; Loemans, Arnold, fl. 1632-1656.; Pauli, Andries, 1600-1639.; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus.
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Engraved illustrated t.p. by Theodor van Merlen after Abraham van Diepenbeeck. Engraving by A. Loemans on p. [3] depicting arms of Iudocus Bouckaert, Bishop of Ypre, to whom the work is dedicated. Fifty emblematic engravings by Andries Pauli after van Diepenbeeck. Tail-piece, initials.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --17th century., Emblem books...
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by Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663; Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644, attributed name; Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648. Schola cordis. Adaptations
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Page numbers corresponding to the location of the last 5 odes in the list of contents wrongly indicated
Topics: Emblems, Early works to 1800, Emblem books --England --18th century., Emblem books, English...
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by Bruin, Claas, 1671-1731; Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata. Dutch.; Schijnvoet, Jacobus, fl. 1704-1733.
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Signatures: *⁴ A-H⁸.
Topics: Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books,...
Translation of: Lo specchio che non inganna
Topics: Devotional exercises, Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --18th century, Emblem books --Belgium --18th...
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by Spinniker, Adriaan, 1676-1754
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Copy 1 bound with: Sinniker, Adriaan. Vervolg der leerzamme zinnebeelden. Te Haarlem: By Jan Bosch, 1758.
Topics: Moral education --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch...